Scott Long received a B.A. from Juniata College in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Cornell in 1977. After a one year postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell, he spent 11 years at Washington State University in the Department of Sociology and the Program in Statistics. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1989, and was appointed Chair from 1994-2000 and again in 2003. In 1996, Long received the Edwin Sutherland Teaching Award from the Department of Sociology, was awarded the Chancellor’s Professorship in 1998, and was appointed as Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Statistics in 2010. He is the recipient of the American Sociological Associations Paul F. Lazarsfeld Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in the Field of Sociological Methodology, an elected member of the Sociological Research Association, and an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Long has published in the premier journals of his discipline as well as interdisciplinary journals. He has received grant support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Aging.  In 2015, Long was awarded a Leamer-Rosenthal prize for Leaders in Education.